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Award-winning Yarn Shops and Shows to Visit in 2022!

Award-winning Yarn Shops and Shows to Visit in 2022!

Your 2021 award winners tell us what your votes mean to them and why they’d love you to visit!


The British Knitting and Crochet Awards are not only prestigious accolades within the fibre business world, but they also show just how much they are loved by the knitting community, and how valued they are by their customers. As we head into the new year, your 2021 winners reflect on their achievements, and have a few words of thanks to share with you. If you haven’t already, be sure to pop into some of these fabulous yarn shops when it’s time for your next stash top-up - you won’t be disappointed!

The Wool Croft

Winner of: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Wales

“A big THANK YOU from us here at The Wool Croft, Abergavenny, to you wonderful people who have knitted and stitched and sewed and crocheted and felted, who have kept in touch and kept us going, and have voted for us to win this award. It means the world to us. We start 2022 from a place of gratitude for all we have done and learnt and for all the support from you, our fabulous community. Let’s keep it going! The Wool Croft is an exciting destination for beautiful wools, haberdashery, and inspiration from our helpful team.”
The Wool Croft
14 Nevill Street
Abergavenny, NP7 5AD

Truro Wool

Winner of: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - South West of England

“We can’t describe how thrilled we are to win the South West regional award. We want to say the biggest thank you to everyone – not just for the votes, but also for your continued support and custom which enables our little haven of yarn here in Cornwall to continue to thrive. Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you in 2022 to explore our ever-expanding selection of yarns, to enjoy our in-person and online workshops and training, and to reveal more about some exciting plans for new and exclusive Truro Wool projects.”
Truro Wool
St Mary’s Street
Truro, TR1 2AF

The Little Wool Shop - Rugeley

Winner of: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - The Midlands 

“Sincere and heartfelt thanks go to every one of my lovely customers who made it possible for me to win this award. New ranges of gorgeous yarns with spring and summer in mind will be in the shop and on the website – why not check them out. Relaxing and friendly tuition and courses, as well as crafting, knitting and crochet groups are now available at The Little Wool Shop.”
The Little Wool Shop
18 Upper Brook Street, Rugeley
Staffordshire WS15 2DN

The Woolly Sheep

Winner of: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - Scotland

“We were delighted to be nominated for these awards especially as this is just our first year of being open. To go on and win our category was just incredible, and the support we have from our customers is truly amazing. Come and visit us! We are stocked full with delightful yarns; whether you love hand-dyed, natural wool, recycled yarns or acrylic, we have something for everyone. We have exciting plans for The Woolly Sheep this year and can’t wait to share our journey with you. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and shop online here.
The Woolly Sheep
38 Tomnahurich Street
Inverness, IV3 5DS

Yarn Etc

Highly Commended: Best Local Independent Yarn Store - North of England

“Fiona and the ‘Yarnistas’ at Yarn Etc would like to thank all their wonderful customers for their tremendous support in voting for Yarn Etc again this year. We are just thrilled to have been placed Highly Commended for the 5th year in a row, we can’t do what we do without our customers; they are just so supportive. For those who are yet to visit, Yarn Etc stocks a wide range of yarns for all budgets within a colourful and friendly store with knowledgeable staff on hand to give a warm welcome.”
Yarn etc
17, Knaresborough Road
Harrogate HG2 7SR

Wonderwool Wales

Highly Commended: Best Knitting Show/Event

“Wonderwool Wales is delighted to receive a Highly Commended Award in the 2021 Best Knitting Show/Event and would like to thank all those who voted for us. Our 2022 event is on 23rd and 24th April at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, and we hope to see you all for another fabulous woolly weekend. Tickets are available online here.”
Wonderwool Wales
Royal Welsh Show Ground
Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3SY


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